Southeastern Freight Lines has awarded a grant in the amount of $50,000 to Senior Resources. The grant will help to support Meals on Wheels program, home care, wellness centers, transportation services, and senior volunteer programs.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Resources have seen its wait list for services in the senior community nearly triple, and the support from Southeastern Freight Lines will allow Senior Resources to serve seniors currently in these programs and those waiting for services.
The grant will help meet basic needs and help senior citizens address senior isolation and hunger now, and well into the aftermath of the pandemic.
“In our community, older adults are one of the fastest-growing segments of our population as people live longer and the baby boomer generation enters retirement years,” said Andrew Boozer, Executive Director of Senior Resources. “As we face these shifting demographics and a changing landscape in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the generous gift from Southeastern Freight Lines is critical to serving those who are most vulnerable to hunger and isolation. This gift will enable seniors to age in place at home and connect them with resources that will keep them healthy and independent.”
The Meals on Wheels program delivers a hot, nutritious meal each day to clients’ homes. The nutritionally balanced meals provide one-third of the daily nutritional requirements for the homebound clients. Senior Resources is the only provider of Meals on Wheels in Richland County. Its services touch the lives of more than 4,000 Midlands residents.